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On 10/9/2022 at 10:31 AM, Zen Traveler said:

@RealMarkDeneen Ha! I've gone a slightly different historical route. I'm on the last 100 pages of a 900+ page book by Dr Robert Eisenman, "James the Brother of Jesus" which isn't religious but more of a historical look at 2nd Temple Judaism to right after 70 CE when the temple was destroyed. It's taken me the better part of half a year to read while I research the historicity of his sources. {Note: I started with my copy of Josephus but found it was easier to research on the internet. ;)}

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Wait..what?  Wine bottle drip candles from the 1970s? WOWZA! On a more serious note....what was the significance of Jesus brother?

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The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald and it was three months ago, when I was on vacation. Now I am back to studies (second education already) and it gets very busy right now. This guide https://www.topessaywriting.org/plagiarism-fixer helps me to avoid big mistakes and still save some time by not doing everything myself.

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On 10/11/2022 at 12:50 PM, RealMarkDeneen said:

 

Wait..what?  Wine bottle drip candles from the 1970s? WOWZA! On a more serious note....what was the significance of Jesus brother?

He was head of the Jesus movement in Jerusalem until he was killed in 62CE (almost 30 years).  The Apostolic Fathers and Josephus mentions him as being Jesus' brother. Paul does so as well, while Professor  Eisenman thinks the writer of Acts (and the Gospels) plays him down and rewrites others in his place

 

Eisenman is a renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and weaves quite the stories including James may have been "The Teacher of Righteousness" found in that literature,  but I'm not convinced (yet) because of carbon dating and other scholars not thinkin' so...The thing I've learned most out of his books is how diverse Judaism was at the time Rome destroyed the Temple and what was allowed to remain considering the Pax Romana afterward...

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On 10/12/2022 at 2:43 PM, RealMarkDeneen said:

Was there anyone who didn't have at least one of these, and a book or LP of Rod McKuen poetry?

Yeah. I realize we aren't using the traditional bottles but these had significant meaning. I was taking care of my mom on New Years 2000 and my wife (girlfriend at the time) came to visit and we had those 2 bottles of champagne. Mom died shortly after but happy she made it through the millennium so we had to do something special with them....

 

On 10/11/2022 at 12:50 PM, RealMarkDeneen said:

Wait..what?  Wine bottle drip candles from the 1970s? WOWZA!

On a lighter note, since that time they invented dripless candles which I didn't figure out for about 5 years. 🙄

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On 10/12/2022 at 3:43 PM, RealMarkDeneen said:

Was there anyone who didn't have at least one of these, and a book or LP of Rod McKuen poetry?

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Have to admit I NEVER liked JM, and used regular candle holders.

 

I need to get back to my DAW thread... been crazy at work and exhausted when I get home.

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@Marvelthat makes two of us.  Bigger fish to fry than listening to Rod.  lol  Pass the Boone's Farm over here.  Musta been good stuff cause it stood the test of time around here.  lolol  Looks like it's still around today.  I found 6 flavors and took one of each to a high school class reunion once.  Lotsa laffs from the majority who wouldn't even taste it today so I left it on the table.  Don't know who took it home but it vanished.  😂  Poor Rod and his poetry just never made it around here.  :)

 

https://www.seriouseats.com/drinking-the-bottom-shelf-boones-farm

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Re: Wines of Our Youth: I recall Boone's Farm Strawberry at an all-day concert in 1975 in Memphis. My cronies were fonder of Mateus rose, in those oval bottles. These days I only drink whites, red wines set off my allergies. The other wine of yore was Mogen David aka Mad Dog 20/20. Consumed with typical teenage exuberance, that usually led to running into the bathroom/woods to get sick and swearing never to touch it again.

 

Let's not forget that quintessential teen party concoction, Purple Jesus Punch. Recipes vary, but all guaranteed to knock your head off and your stomach out.

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Ahh...Purple jezus. take an Igloo cooler and fill halfway with ice. Add 1/2 gallon Everclear-1.2 gallon CHEAP vodka-top off with grape KoolAid or similar toxin. Drink until you fight puke or pass out. Repeat. :D

 

The resilience of youth...I miss that ability. Not that I'd do the above if I could but there's a few other things I'd engage in were I made of steel and rubber like I was then.

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